About Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
Free self-parking available in two public lots at Station Square.
Port Authority Bus Service - Carson Stop or Smithfield Street Bridge stop
Port Authority Trolley Station Square stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
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From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square Ratings and Reviews
Food was good, as usual. Not sure what the deal was on Saturday, but it was incredibly hot on the third floor. We decided to skip dessert it was so hot. I heard others complaining about the heat as well. One the way out, noticed that it was much cooler on the lower floors. Service was so-so as well. Return visits were few and far between.
We are a family of 3 and placed in a small room with several parties of 20 year olds. Our 10 year old
Son heard conversations he should never hear. The other guests thought nothing of our child. We complained several times but even though we arrived first, theses tables were fed first. We mentioned this on our way out but we're basically told that they seat as they come in. (We had a reservation) and there were rooms with older crowds and empty tables. Not exactly the NYE dinner we were looking for. No one at the from desk seemed to care about our experience when I advised they might want to watch ages combined in 1 room.
Pros - they handled a party of 12 with a wheelchair very, very well. Service was prompt and our server was lovely.
Cons - no soup at 6pm on a Thursday, even though it is advertised online and in their menu.
The table next to us was so loud, their conversation drowned out our own.
The first floor room they had us in turned to a sauna after about 30 minutes.
The garlic in the garlic bread did not taste very fresh, and made a few in our party queasy.
A little overpriced for their portion size.
All in all, it was sufficient.
One of the worst dining experiences I've had in a while. Noisy, extremely hot, not warm, but so hot it made you uncomfortable. Server turned on fan but it did nothing to cool the room. Said she'd have manager check - never saw him. Dinner was so cold when served that cheese melted on top had hardened so that it couldn't be cut. People next to us had same problem with ice cold food. We were celebrating Christmas Eve with family which Bucca pretty much ruined for us. We were embarrassed and will never dine there again. Which is a shame because we both work in Station Square.
Had a reservation for 6:30, didn't get called back to be seated until 7. We were taken three stories up to be offered a handicapped booth that was plated for 4 people, we were a party of 6. When we questioned the worker seating us we were told other people have reservations, apparently ours didn't count? We asked for the manager twice and one never came to our table. This was my first and last time at the restaurant.
The restaurant staff were kind but the experience was terrible. First, the waitress took unopened, labeled prescription medication needed at mealtime and threw it out. Then they brought the bread 20 minutes before the main entree. The entree came and looked sloppy, dry, and tasted old. They compensated us with free spaghetti for throwing out the meds, but the sauce tasted like a can of ragu. The decoration is tacky with half naked ladies plastered wall to wall.
Positive points: I never had an empty glass of ice water or a dirty plate left on the table, server was friendly.
To summarize- save your money and find another Italian place!
A restaurant that advertises that it's Italian Immigrant food provides what you would expect with large portions of standard fare. We had Eggplant Parm, Chicken Limone, Veal Marsala, and two kinds of pasta. Large portions and tasty food - but nothing exceptional.
Most disappointing was the Caprese salad. At this time of the year you cannot find a bad tomato so how come we had slices of rock hard, barely red tomatoes on the plate? By the way, there should also be balsamic vinegar drizzled on it. Very few basil leaves. Very disappointing.
We came to Buca with a part of 10 to celebrate a birthday. The hostess was ready for us. We were sat promptly. Menus came soon after. Our waitress was outstanding the entire night. She was very helpful with what to order, was very attentive to our needs, and friendly.
The food was great. We ordered Chicken Parm, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Chicken Carbonara along with Bruschetta and Salad. All were prepared well.
The atmosphere at Buca is excellent for small or large groups of all ages.
As bad as ever... Poor service, below average food, overpriced. The family style calamari was smaller than a personal order just about anywhere. The house wine was bad. The veal marsala was tough/chewy, the chicken parm tasted gummy like it was micro-waved. The chicken cannelloni were acceptable. We couldn't find our waitress. We tried Buca about 10 years ago and thought we would give it another try. My advice - don't waste your time.
The food here used to be so good. It was one of our favorite restaurants a few years back which added to our disappointed. It was awful. Flavorless and really small portions. It's very overpriced. For example, we paid $15 for a Caprese Salad that consisted of 5 underripe tomatoes, 5 thin slices of cheese and 5 basil leaves. They must have forgotten the dressing bc there was none on it and our waitress was nowhere to be found. The highlight of our meal was walking across the street to Melting Pot for dessert.
We had planned an overnight trip to Pittsburgh with our son. Made reservations for the 3 of us and glad I did. There was an hour and a half wait to get in. We had a wonderful meal, wine, and even offered to take a group picture of an engagement party seated next to us. Everything was great!
This was my second time here and both times the service was poor. They are very unorganized. We actually had to leave after waiting for our reservation for over an hour after the reservation time. This time it took a long time to get our bill and there was no one in the restaurant. The hostess was inconsiderate.
Typically we are pleased with an energetic atmosphere and familiar menu, however this visit was disappointing. The service was slow, drinks not refreshed, condiments requested more than once and food not much better than average. It's unfortunate, but our next visit to Station Square will not include a visit to Buca.
A cousin contacted me last minute to get together while she was visiting the area. It would be 11 people in our group. Buca di Beppo did a great job accommodating a large party. We had a vegan and vegetarian in our party as well as a bunch of meat eaters. Buca had great choices for everyone.
We were there on Valentines Day for a late lunch. i had asked for a quiet booth. We were shown to a room with only one other table being occupied. But were shown to a table. We asked the hostess if we could have a booth. She got us a booth. We ordered the Valentines special....heart shape lasangna meal. Came with ceasar salad, garlic bread and cannonli dessert.
Salad was very good. The lasangna itself was just OK. Nothing spectacular. Very large portion for two people. You will be taking a lot home. Garlic bread, real garlic. They should offer you some olive oil for dipping. As they do not serve butter with the bread. The little cannolis werr very good.
We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to secure a reservation for 7 over Valentine's Day weekend. We were seated promptly and our server greeted us immediately to take our drink orders. She was very attentive, informative and was able to help us navigate through the gluten free options. Our food arrived promptly and was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone with a larger party. The table and seating was intimate enough that we could have a conversation without yelling across the table, but ample enough to give everyone their space.
I don't like to complain because I did work as a server for 12 years, but this was not a good experience. I have been to Buca multiple times both good and bad. This time it was bad in a few ways. Service wasn't great or even average. We saw our server three times, forgot things, and never refilled our drinks once through the service even when asked. We ordered chicken saltimbocca which was not sauteed enough. It was still gummy with flour & the prosciutto wasn't crispy still fatty. Again, I am not one to complain but that was inedible. So we asked for chicken carbonara and it came out nicely. But, I think our waiter was waiting for it the whole time in the kitchen. He got sat and never greeted his table next to us in-turn never came back & checked on us to see if our pizza was good or refill our drinks. It is what it is as they say. I would of liked to say they were shorthanded but there were servers all around, hosts, & bussers. The only complaint I heard was a server "blaming" her table's drinks from the bar not getting to them before their apps came out was because they didn't have a bartender. That should have never been told to them as an excuse along with later her putting in their order wrong and again blaming it on the computer buttons being so close to one another. I know everyone isn't perfect, but just a little more know how and listening in training to what the protocol is when things like this happens. What got me was the table behind me not getting greeted even when that same waitress who made her fair share of mistakes was asked by that table to order, and she then said let me find your waiter. She should have just taken the table instead of letting them sit there for another 10 minutes. To finally end this rant, I am sorry but the restaurant had an odor to it as well. I believe the carpets need a cleaning or maybe the bar area as well. All in all this will be our last "try" and bad experience at Buca because we will not be dining there again.
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